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Rachel Roske
Assistant Professor and Area Head, Life Drawing
Teaches In

MFA, Painting/Printmaking, Yale University School of Art
BFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Originally from Tucson, Arizona, Rachel Roske first learned how to paint in the mountains of Sedona, Arizona under the tutelage of “cowboy-artist” Buck McCain. She completed residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Vermont Studio Center and the Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts. Before discovering her teaching talents, Rachel worked as an artist assistant for Kehinde Wiley, Jeff Koons and Amanda Ross-Ho. Her teaching experience prior to Otis encompassed painting, drawing, life drawing, 2-D composition and art appreciation courses both online and in person at USC Roski School of Art, Whittier College, Pasadena City College and El Camino College Compton Center. Her paintings and drawings have been exhibited at various venues nationally.  

Professional Accomplishments/Exhibitions:  

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2021, A Stiller Life, Deanna Evans Projects, Curated by Lisha Bai, Brooklyn, New York
  • 2021, Garden, LADIES’ ROOM, Group Exhibition, Los Angeles, California (online event) 
  • 2019, a single set, a glass aswarm, Solo Exhibition, Elephant Art Space, Los Angeles, California   
  • 2018, The Glendale Biennial, Brand Library Art Center, Organized and curated by The Pit, L.A., Los Angeles, California   
  • 2017, ACLU Amplify Compassion Benefit, 356 Mission, Los Angeles, California
  • 2016, Women on the Fence, HER/LA, Curated by Hayley Barker and Andrea Marie Breiling in conjunction with MOTHERSHIP,  Desert Hot Springs, California
  • 2016,  In Chambers, Ms Barbers, Curated by Greg Curtis, Los Angeles, California

Selected Bibliography

  • The People Radio/podcast, hosted by Mathew Timmons & Ben White, Episode 76: Rachel Roske and Dustin Metz, KCHUNG Radio , July 21, 2019
  • Hubby, Bettina: Studio visit with Rachel Roske, downtown L.A., Curatorial Hub Blog, March 28, 2018
  • Featured Artist, Los Angeles Review of Books, Fall Quarterly Journal, Fall ’17